WB Monday 4th May
Our Theme is - VE Day
Here are some activity ideas (where worksheets are available, these can be found by clicking on the 'Worksheets' button below - please let your child's teacher know if you can't access them):

Have a go at as many of these activities as you can! We've tried to break them up and indicate what you could do each day but you can pick and choose which activity you want to do and on which day.

MONDAY

  • Find out what the union flag represents for example the different colours and crosses.  Draw it and label what all the different parts represent. 

  • Make your own union flag

  • Watch an interview with Richard Croasdale, a volunteer at Blackburn Museum.  He was five years old at the start of the war.  He describes rationing, welcoming evacuees and the games they used to play at school.  In the last five minutes he describes VE Day in Blackburn. [Smallstories.blackburn.ac.uk/interview-with-richard-croasdale]  What questions would you like to ask someone who was a child during the war?  Why don’t you make a card for an older person at Sherwood House Nursing Home in Rishton and include some questions.

  • Experience what it would be like to be in the trenches or raid shelter before VE day. Get under a table and make it dark. Create the atmosphere with raid sirens and shooting and explosions.

TUESDAY

  • Research and create your own raid shelter model using junk modeling materials from the recycling bin.

  • Create some artwork of the Blitz - black silhouettes of buildings and the skyline lit up in orange and red fire and smoke. 

  • Visit this website and learn some classic WW2 songs. Perhaps you could dress up, make some flags and put on a show for your family? https://www.carradinescockneysingalong.co.uk/ve-day

  • Learn the National Anthem of Great Britain and perform it. Can you send in a video?

  • Write a letter to your family describing what it is like to be in the trenches or raid shelter describe the noise and emotions you have. 

  • Draw a picture of what you imagine it looked like in the trenches or raid shelter.

WEDNESDAY

  • Listen to Winston Churchill deliver his VE Day speech (https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1941-1945-war-leader/to-v-e-crowds/) Can you create your own version of this speech? Record and send it in to school.

  • Draw or colour a picture of people celebrating VE day (colouring pages attached)

  • Look at the photographs on the Imperial War Museum website which show VE Day.  Can you imagine being in a crowd that big?  Write a diary entry as if you were there that day.

  • Write a vintage telegram using the Onward Homes guide for display and exhibition in Eachill Gardens. Send it into school or drop off there on your daily walk.

  • KS2 children - Use the resources on this website to create a project all about VE day. You can examine historical sources, make comparisons and even have the opportunity to have a walk to the War Memorial as part of your daily exercise. https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day    

THURSDAY

  • Create some VE day bunting

  • Plan your own VE Day party using the helpful guides and create some posters for it.

  • Research the royal family at the time. Who was on the throne? Can you create a family tree?

  • Many celebrated on VE Day with dancing – why don’t you learn the Lindy Hop or make up a similar dance with lots of joy!

  • Due to rationing during the war, people sometimes made ‘trick food’ for example, using half a tinned apricot or peach for a fried egg!  Can you draw and label a plate of ‘trick food’?

FRIDAY

  • Hold your VE day celebration tea party. You could make sandwiches, scones and cakes. Take some photos of you and your family enjoying it!

  • Write out a menu for a VE day celebration tea party (menu writing frame attached)

  • Make a Victoria Sponge cake fit for a VE day celebration! Can you take some photos or a video of you making it?

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